Definition of Spinage

1. Noun. (obsolete spelling of spinach) ¹



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Definition of Spinage

1. spinach [n -S] - See also: spinach

Medical Definition of Spinage

1. A common pot herb (Spinacia oleracea) belonging to the Goosefoot family. Mountain spinach. See Garden orache, under Orache. New Zealand spinach, a coarse herb (Tetragonia expansa), a poor substitute for spinach. Various other pot herbs are locally called spinach. Origin: OF. Espinache, espinoche, F. Epinard; cf. F. Spinace, Sp. Espinaca; all fr. Ar. Isfanaj, isfinaj, aspanakh, probably of Persian origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinage

spinacene
spinaceous
spinach
spinach beet
spinach blight
spinach dip
spinach mustard
spinach plant
spinach stools
spinaches
spinachlike
spinachy
spinae
spinae palatinae
spinaeous
spinage (current term)
spinages
spinal
spinal accessory
spinal accessory nerve
spinal anaesthesia
spinal anaesthetic
spinal analgesia
spinal anesthesia
spinal anesthetic
spinal apoplexy
spinal arteries
spinal ataxia
spinal block

Literary usage of Spinage

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"ЧГ Observe that in the sense of ' back-bone ' the word is Latin, spinach, spinage, a vegetable. (Ital. spikenard. (L. ; and F.-L.-Gk.- Pers. ..."

2. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"An annual herb, extensively in use there as a cultivated spinage-plant. ... Admitted here as a savory and wholesome spinage-plant, which can be grown so ..."

3. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"An annual herb, extensively in use there as a cultivated spinage-plant. ... Admitted here as a savory and wholesome spinage-plant, which can be grown so ..."

4. The Art of Preserving All Kinds of Animal and Vegetable Substances for by Nicholas Appert (1811)
"spinage and Succory. I dress spinage and succory as usual, ... Each bottle of a litre, contains two or three dishes either of spinage or succory according ..."

5. Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors by Walter Hamilton (1887)
"gammon and spinage— Heigh ho ! said Henry Colburn. On the road he spouted from Pope, He soon arrived at the Union Club, Heigh ho ! said Redding ; And he ..."

6. History of Cultivated Vegetables: Comprising Their Botanical, Medicinal by Henry Phillips (1822)
"This hardy annual plant was first cultivated in our gardens about the year 1568; as Turner says, in his Herbal, which was published in that year, " spinage, ..."

7. Works of the Camden Society by Camden Society (Great Britain), Royal Historical Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"... Captain Malyn, Captain Barrington, Captain spinage, and Captain Leut. Hunter ; these are all Anabaptists. J. THURLOE. ..."

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